Audiovisual Archivist, Fales Library & Special Collections, New York University

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New York, NY

Position Summary:

This three year fixed term position exists to oversee the acquisition, processing, preservation and access to the NYU audiovisual holdings in its three special collections divisions of the NYU Libraries. The holdings are more than 175,000 items and are heavily used by faculty, students, and visiting scholars.


Required Education:
Master’s degree in audiovisual archives and preservation

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Video Asset Specialist, Rotary International

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PT/FT Term (mid-April through June 30, 2017, w/ possibility of extension)
$20/hour; 3-5 days/week, 5 days/week preferred but not required.

Application deadline is March 28, 2017

Rotary International is undertaking a project to organize and manage its born-digital video assets for preservation and access. Preserving these assets is of increasing importance given the risk of losing content due to inconsistent storage and backup. The video backlog project will address born-digital media created from approximately 2004-2016, creating a comprehensive inventory of assets and ensuring centralized organization, preservation, and access.

We are looking for qualified applicants for a Video Asset Specialist to work on this project. This temporary position is available starting mid-April 2017 at a rate of $20. Continue reading

Andrew W. Mellon Fellowship in Media Conservation, Museum of Modern Art

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Fellowship (September 2017–August 2020)
New York, NY

The Conservation Department at The Museum of Modern Art is pleased to offer a two-year fellowship in Media Conservation, starting September 2017. Working as part of the media conservation team, and responsible for the preservation of the audio, film, performance, software, and video-based artworks in the collection, the fellow will be involved in a variety of activities, including acquisition, exhibition, collection care, research, and projects related to media conservation. The fellow is strongly encouraged to present and publish the results of their research and projects. The fellowship also provides an opportunity to acquire comprehensive training in media conservation in a museum setting.

Fellowship activities involve collaboration across departments at the Museum, including Audio Visual, curatorial, Exhibition Planning and Administration, Information Technology, and Collection Management and Exhibition Registration. This postgraduate fellowship is the second to be offered in a series of three overlapping fellowships within a larger four-year Media Conservation Initiative. The fellow will have the opportunity to participate in the planning and preparation of workshops and peer forums, which form part of the Media Conservation Initiative at MoMA. Continue reading